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Elderberry Blossom Tea Recipe

Back in the 1960s, I bought an old cookbook at an auction. Inside were several old recipes handwritten on plain paper, including recipes for home remedies like this tea.—Genevieve Corley, Amesbury, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:1 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried elderberry blossoms or 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh elderberry blossoms
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 thin lemon slice

Directions

  • 1. In a tea cup or mug, steep elderberry blossoms in boiling water for 5-10 minutes; strain. Add sugar and lemon. Yield: 1 serving.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 14 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, trace protein.